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    Pedal Suggestions

    Looking for suggestions for a lighter weight platform pedal without breaking the bank, want to keep it under $100.00, will be going on my fat bike mainly for winter riding so want one that grips my boots well. Any suggestions would be great.

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    One Ups composite. Large platform for winter boot. The pedals are to big for my size 9mfeet in five tens, but work great with my winter boot (Keen Summit County) I use for cycling. Around $50.

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    Race Face Chesters. Composite and under $50


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    Xpedo spry!

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    Not all pedals work with all boots so there might be some trial and error, or you might just get lucky the first time. Just giving a little forewarning. What boots are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwcn View Post
    One Ups composite. Large platform for winter boot. The pedals are to big for my size 9mfeet in five tens, but work great with my winter boot (Keen Summit County) I use for cycling. Around $50.
    I can endorse this suggestion, work well with my size 13 winter boots. Composite means less metal touching you while in cold temps.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    I like Spank Spikes. Large platform and they're very thin so you can still get that leg extension with thick soled boots. Pins are very grippy. You'll have to shop around to find them under $100 bones but they're out there.
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    Iím not very picky when it comes to pedals, I generally buy whatever is cheap and on sale. But you need a few features for winter riding. 1. The pedal has to have a lot of open area so snow and ice doesnít build up. 2. Iíve found pins to provide the best traction. 3. Iíve not really noticed any difference between plastic and aluminum pedals when it comes to warmth but it seems like plastic wouldnít be as cold? 4. The wider the platform the better IMO. 5. Not all plastic pedals are created equal. Iíve had two pairs that didnít work because they had plastic pins instead of metal and just got too slick. Both collected ice/snow build up and were terrible. That said I installed a different brand on my wifeís bike that had metal pins and theyíve been good so far.

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    Xpedo Spry wear fast, bushings loosen, pins tear out, not worth the price.

    Fixation Mesa or similar nylon pedals with steel pins are a good choice, been riding them for years, canít kill em.

    I like the Race Face Chesters, got a few pair, look nice and seem durable so far.

    Aluminum pedals tend to grab rock, pins tear out, and theyíre cold underfoot.

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    I like composite pedals. I have Nukeproof Horizon Comp and OneUp Components Composite.

    They both work well with my boots (Columbia Bugaboot) in the winter.

    Kona Wah Wah II composite would be another similar choice.

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    I recently installed a pair of Crank brothers Stamp pedals in large on my 9:zero:7, really happy with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Xpedo spry!
    I second this. I have them on all my bikes.

    I have not had any of the problems that Nurse Ben mentions. They have been bullet proof in 2 years of ownership. One of the lightest platform pedals out there.

    http://www.xpedo.com/products/pedals/platform/144/spry

    https://www.bikemag.com/gear/long-te...o-spry-pedals/



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiboy View Post
    I recently installed a pair of Crank brothers Stamp pedals in large on my 9:zero:7, really happy with them.
    Me too, the Stamp 3's. These are the only flats I have used in the last 10 years, so I don't have any comparisons, but they have impressed me with how well they grip my boots.....and the Large platform is huge.
    https://www.backcountry.com/crank-br...p-3-pedals?s=a

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    I've been looking at the Stamps online. What is the difference between the Stamp 7 vs. the Stamp 3?

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    Nylon race face chesters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwcn View Post
    One Ups composite. Large platform for winter boot. The pedals are to big for my size 9mfeet in five tens, but work great with my winter boot (Keen Summit County) I use for cycling. Around $50.
    +1.

    I got a pair of One Up composite pedals this year and highly recommend them. They are affordable, have a large platform, are reasonably thin, don't act as heat sinks like metal pedals, and have more pins than most other composites (e.g. 10 per side vs 8 Race Face chester).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojoe View Post
    I've been looking at the Stamps online. What is the difference between the Stamp 7 vs. the Stamp 3?
    Just looking at Crank bros site it looks like the outer bearing is the difference....(Igus for the 7, Enduro cartridge on the 3. It's lighter too, but it is hard to say if that is the only difference. Doesn't seem like it for an addition $50.
    It also appears like the 7 has a shorter axle (at least, shorter on the threaded side). This might be a bonus for an already wide Q factor of a fatty.

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    +1 on the Chesters. I actually like Shimano Saints better, but they do not fit the requirement of light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KThaxton View Post
    Just looking at Crank bros site it looks like the outer bearing is the difference....(Igus for the 7, Enduro cartridge on the 3. It's lighter too, but it is hard to say if that is the only difference. Doesn't seem like it for an addition $50.
    It also appears like the 7 has a shorter axle (at least, shorter on the threaded side). This might be a bonus for an already wide Q factor of a fatty.
    I have the Stamp 7, previously the original Stamp pedal. The Q factor is narrower than the 2 and 3 by design.

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    Went through four sets, all have become rattle cages, pins torn out, not a pedal for heavy use, esp where pedal strikes are common.

    Quote Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
    I second this. I have them on all my bikes.

    I have not had any of the problems that Nurse Ben mentions. They have been bullet proof in 2 years of ownership. One of the lightest platform pedals out there.

    http://www.xpedo.com/products/pedals/platform/144/spry

    https://www.bikemag.com/gear/long-te...o-spry-pedals/



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    Nice looking pedals, fair price too ... as long as you like black

    Quote Originally Posted by BobShort View Post
    +1.

    I got a pair of One Up composite pedals this year and highly recommend them. They are affordable, have a large platform, are reasonably thin, don't act as heat sinks like metal pedals, and have more pins than most other composites (e.g. 10 per side vs 8 Race Face chester).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiboy View Post
    I have the Stamp 7, previously the original Stamp pedal. The Q factor is narrower than the 2 and 3 by design.
    I wish I would have known this at the time of purchase!

    I'm still new to fat biking, when I saddle up, I still sometimes put my second foot on the crank arm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Went through four sets, all have become rattle cages, pins torn out, not a pedal for heavy use, esp where pedal strikes are common.
    It's probably caused by all of your short chain stays. I'm thinking it's you and not the pedals.

    If you look at the pics in the long term review they are pretty beat up and one pin is missing, but they are still going strong. Plus they can't be beat for that price. You can usually find them for less than retail on ebay for $50-$60

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    Race Face Chesters for winter riding (or any other Nylon like the One Ups). Metal pedals are draining heat from your feets even through your boots sole.

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    DMR Vaults grip like mofo and properly concave...my winter boot favourite.
    DMR V12 updated, widened, and also great
    DMR V6 nylon

    All great pedals.

    Spank Spikes are pretty ok too. Early ones I had squealed like mad tho.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I ended up going with the Chesterís, used them today on the new bike and loved them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehlertmj View Post
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    Ditto. Love 'em!
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    If you have big feet, VP Harriers are the biggest pedals you can get. Very open design with replaceable pins.

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    Race Face Chesters I have used them for years I love them

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMNealio View Post
    If you have big feet, VP Harriers are the biggest pedals you can get. Very open design with replaceable pins.
    I have about 7 different pairs of flat pedals and the VP harriers are on my fat bike for this reason. Big open platform

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    Dig all the beta on this thread...

    Has anyone jumped into the fray with the Kona Wah Wah II yet? Become a stout user of the composite pedal for the winter action... Have been running Chesters, but those stayed back in the midwest :-/

    Kinda narrowed in on the One Up or Kona offering, figuring they will work better with das boots this time of year- greatly dig any verbiage from experiences in the field.

    Cheers

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